- Issue: Summer 2015
There is no path to protecting the climate without dramatically changing how we produce and use electricity: nearly 40% of US CO2 pollution comes from power plants burning fossil fuels. But we can turn things around. Renewable energy minimizes carbon pollution and has a much lower impact on our environment. And it’s having its moment in the sun.
"I see thousands of communities that never even had any hope of being connected to electricity using off-grid solar technology. That is the Nigeria I see in the next four years."Chinedu Nebo
Minister of Power, Nigeria
"Climate action is not just a defensive play, it advances the ball. We can turn our challenge into an opportunity to modernize our power sector and build a low-carbon economy that'll fuel growth for decades to come."Gina McCarthy
Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
"Replacing fossil fuels as an energy source with green power is the most important action we can take to address the impacts of climate change on health and to reduce pollutants that can lead to disease.Rame Hemstreet
Chief Energy Officer, Kaiser Permanente
"Renewable energy offers so many benefits, from cleaning the air and reducing the pollution, to lowering prices and taking us off the destructive boom-and-bust merry-go-round of fossil fuel prices."Marty Spitzer
Director for US Climate and Renewable Energy Policy, WWF
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